Beginning in October 2007, as part of the Port of Anchorage (POA) marine terminal development project, marine mammal observers monitored pile driving operations in Knik Arm during which a single harbor porpoise
was seen (URS (41,42); Table 1, Fig.
A pregnant, dead, stranded, harbor porpoise
(Phocoena phocoena) was reported on February 22, 2007, on western Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound, Washington State (48.
The thirteen sightings included Pacific white-sided dolphins; Dall's porpoise; killer whales; Risso's dolphins, Grampus griseus; northern right whale dolphins, Lissodelphis borealis; and harbor porpoise
, Phocoena phocoena (Table 3).
An adult female harbor porpoise
died on the coast of Belgium in 2008, and a necropsy was immediately performed by the Marine Animals Research and Intervention Network (Belgium).
Sightings of harbor porpoise
during a beluga whale (Phocoena phocoena) survey in 1998 (1355 km) provided data on harbor porpoise
abundance in Cook Inlet for the Gulf of Alaska stock.
Four of them live there year-round: the California sea lion, the common dolphin, the bottle-nosed dolphin, and the vaquita, which is also known as the Gulf of California harbor porpoise
of Species sightings animals sightings animals Baleen whales Humpback whale 25 40 54 86 Gray whale 1 1 Minke whale 3 3 Unidentified whale 4 8 3 3 Odeontocetes Dall's porpoise 27 72 20 64 Harbor porpoise
4 10 11 20 Pacific white- sided dolphin 4 596 16 149 Northern right- whale dolphin Risso's dolphin 5 57 Killer whale 3 16 2 38 Unidentified delphinid 6 9 8 56 Pinnipeds and otters Harbor seal 2 2 3 3 Elephant seal 6 6 10 10 California sea lion Steller sea lion Northern fur seal 6 6 5 5 Sea otter Unidentified pinniped 4 4 3 3 Total sightings 94 772 141 495 1997 1998 No.
sighting rates varied annually, probably in large part due to the different areas surveyed.
By using real-time polymerase chain reaction, we directly amplified Bartonella species DNA from blood of a harbor porpoise
stranded along the northern North Carolina coast and from a pre-enrichment blood culture from a second harbor porpoise
Species-specific studies also have been conducted on harbor porpoise
(Phocoena phocoena; Barlow et al.
We also describe the depth distribution of harbor porpoise
in northern California from the 1995 ship survey sighting data.
Distribution and abundance of and habitat use by harbor porpoise
, Phocoena phocoena, off the northern San Juan Islands, Washington.